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Ernesto R. Cespedes, Ph.D.

Dr. Ernesto Cespedes has a bachelor's and master's degree in engineering from Tulane University and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Mississippi State University. He is currently the explosives detection program lead and is responsible for developing a comprehensive explosives detection and testing research, development, and demonstration program in support of DOE, DoD, DHS, and commercial customers. In addition, he serves as a project manager/principal investigator for several DHS, DOE, and Intelligence Community-funded sensor development and signal analysis R&D projects. Since 2004, he has also served as INL's representative for DOD's Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO).

Andrew J. Edwards

Andrew Edwards has been at INL since 1989 and is currently a project manager, an assistant project manager, a principal investigator in explosives detection-related projects. He is involved in several projects which include Portable Isotopic Neutron Spectroscopy (PINS), Gravity Field Measurement for Underground Facility Detection, and designing and building Tactical Air Command Centers. Andrew holds a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Southampton and a master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Idaho.

Carla J. Miller

Carla Miller has a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Fort Lewis College and a master's degree in chemistry from the University of Idaho. She also has an MBA from the University of Phoenix. She currently serves as an advisory scientist and program manager. Her responsibilities include managing the FAA/TSL Trace Explosives Detection Program, being a principal investigator for fundamental Ion Mobility Spectrometry and various explosive detection projects in conjunction with Night Vision Lab and Department of Homeland Security, and providing technical information to projects and technical expertise on management self assessments.

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